This dictionary provides coverage of 120,000 words and phrases, and over 190,000 translations. It includes treatment of contemporary Russian and English, including amniocentesis, global warming, information superhighway, multimedia, streetwise, and time-share. There is extra in-text grammatical information; extended constructions, complementation, and information on difficult points of grammar. It records Russian as it is used today, as there is special emphasis on modern idioms and colloquial usage with numerous illustrative examples. There is specialized coverage of common abbreviations and acronyms such as APC, HRT, PC, OMOH, and CKB, and coverage of British and American English. This edition includes a guide to Russian language and culture, and a new guide to email and the Internet offers a unique gateway to language and culture in the Russian-speaking world. There is also a useful Thematic wordfinder. This thematic wordfinder brings together the essential vocabulary from a broad range of subject areas including the environment, society, business and industry, communication, media, and the arts. Specially designed as a reference section for writing, it covers the key topics required by regional exam boards. The Concise Oxford Russian Dictionary is essential for students at intermediate level who need concise, thorough coverage of English and Russian and authoritative information on Russian language and culture.